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13
Aug

What is Family Law?

Family Law 101 Family law is the legal practice that focuses on issues involving family relationships including divorce, child custody, paternity, and adoption. Attorneys practicing family law represent their clients in family court proceedings and in related negotiations. A family law attorney will draft important legal documents including court petitions and property agreements, litigate contested matters, and negotiate for the best interests of their clients.What Kind of Matters Fall Under the Practice of Family Law? The most common family law issues also pertain to visitation rights, child and spousal support, the division of marital assets, guardianship, and child protection. Howe ...

01
Aug

Keeping the Marital Home in a Divorce

Have a Plan For the Marital Home The marital home should be treated as an asset during divorce, and while it is understandable that the home may be very important to you emotionally, it is important to be aware of all the practical and financial aspects of whether to sell your home, keep it, or allow your spouse to keep it. If you are getting ready to go through a divorce and are struggling with this issue, seek the expertise of In Law We Trust, P.A. As attorneys who represent men in the Tampa Bay area, we can review your financial situations, explain all your options, and discuss what the economic impact of those options might be for you.Will Moving Out of the House Be Considered Aband ...

03
Jul

Factors That Affect the Best Interest of Your Children

Parenting Plan and “The Best Interests of the Children” If you are preparing for divorce and children are involved, no doubt you have heard a lot about the importance of a Parenting Plan. The Parenting Plan states how you and the other parent will share in parental responsibilities and time-sharing, and is of critical importance to the well-being of the children. The court has no partiality toward either a mother or a father, and will make its decision by approving a parenting plan that is in the best interest of the child. Determining what will be best for the children isn’t always easy. Many factors will be considered by the court before a plan is accepted. It is important for you to ta ...

25
Jun

What is the Required Parenting Class for Divorce in Florida?

What is the Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course? Co-parenting can be challenging at times, but there are many things that you can do to make it more productive and easier for all concerned. Taking a parenting class can be the first step in helping ensure a smoother transition for you and your children as you transition through the divorce process.Florida Statute 61.21 requires that both parents involved in a divorce take and complete the Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course if they have children under 18 years old. This course usually takes four hours, can be done on-line or in a physical classroom, and must be approved by the Florida Department of Children and ...

18
May

What's the Difference Between Divorce and Annulment?

How is an Annulment Different? In the state of Florida, a marriage can be ended either by a divorce or an annulment. An annulment differs from a divorce in that an annulment is a decree that a legal marriage never existed. While most times it is preferable to seek a divorce rather than an annulment, there are certain times and certain situations when an annulment may be appropriate.In Florida it is more difficult to obtain an annulment rather than a divorce due to the necessary court proceedings and burdens of proof. The court procedure and end-effect of a divorce is quite different from an annulment. A divorce declares that a marriage existed, has come to an end, and may have provisi ...

10
Apr

Estate Planning in Divorce

Don't Forget About Estate Planning It’s always a good idea to start planning ahead for things that will need to be altered due to the changes in relationships that occur with divorce. Many people forget the important step of estate planning during pre-divorce and post-divorce activities. Most likely, you will not want your ex-spouse’s name on documents that relate to your future finances or your healthcare directives. If you are contemplating or going through a divorce, be proactive in your approach and get legal advice about estate planning as soon as possible.What Documents are Related to My Estate? Some of the key documents that deal with your estate include:Life Insurance Poli ...

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